20 May 2011

Kindred Spirits

Whatever they are I need one. Bad.


Today for my first day off I want to see Cave of Forgotten Dreams.  I really liked it, but I'm into Biological Anthropology.


This movie is a documentary about the Chauvet caves in southern France, it mostly focused on the cave art but, from what I've learned about them, they're pretty much the anthropological mother-lode.  Anyway the movie talks about the cave paintings which are the oldest known examples of human art in the world, dated to about 32,000 years ago(so much for that whole, "The earth is only 6,000 years old" thing, huh?)  This movie was pretty obviously an indie documentary, it wasn't the most well put together thing I've ever seen, but considering the French Government only let them film for an hour it was pretty amazing.


Did I mention it was in 3-D?  Now, I'm not a 3-D enthusiast, but in this case I was impressed.  These caves did not have flat walls, so the paintings are not on flat surfaces, so having the depth of 3-D made it really cool.  Towards the end it really tried to get your brain moving.  Provoking questions like at what point did we develop from being just Homo Sapiens and actually becoming Human; and what kinds of lives did our ancestors, like the ancestors of our entire species, actually live.  I dunno, I'm still mulling it all over in my brain.


Then, when the credits began to roll I realized I made a motion like I was going to begin discussing what we just saw with the person next to me.  Then I remembered I was the only one in the theater, and that the movie started late because the projectionist didn't realize anyone was in there.  I hadn't even tried to invite anyone to go with me, I haven't invited anyone to come to many movies with me for a long time.  I think I just end up disappointed when I enjoy a movie and the person I'm with doesn't, or if I want to discuss the movie and the person I'm with doesn't.  I need to find a kindred spirit.  Or at least someone who pretends to be interested in my interests.

5 comments:

Sara @ Struggling Happiness said...

Umm...I have one word...Thor? Wasn't that an invite and a good movie we all enjoyed? I'm mildly offended...

Waiting On A Sister Missionary said...

@Sara

I'm just going to point out that we both enjoyed that movie mostly for completely different reasons...

ashley @ divorced at 20 said...

let me give you some advice.. dont go to movies during the day.. I work

Sara @ Struggling Happiness said...

Amen to the Ash to the ley!

Jessica said...

Ok but seriously, wasn't that an awesome movie? It taught me to love Werner Herzog. And former-circus-performers-turned-anthropologists.

(sorry for the random comment months after you wrote this post, I just came across your blog from the Anti-Austens...and I just really liked "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and no one I know has seen it!)